"Human sacrifice, dogs and cats living together... mass
hysteria!" It looks as though things are finally falling into place for
the iPhone 4 launch on Verizon's wireless network. A number of new reports are
coming in from around the web, with one of the more humorous ones being from Gizmodo.
Gizmodo reports that it has been invited to
nearly every Verizon event for the past three years and has a very close
relationship with Verizon. However, Gizmodo
hasn't been invited for Verizon's big January 11 announcement.
Now why wouldn't Gizmodo
be invited to a Verizon press conference? Well, if you remember the
"early" reveal of the iPhone 4, you'd know that Steve
Jobs was quite livid with Gizmodo
public with the iPhone 4 prototype -- and Gizmodo hasn't been invited back to an Apple-sponsored event since.
With Apple's iPhone being the supposed focus of this event, there's no question
that Steve Jobs gave Gizmodo the
Gizmodo also notes
that other pro-centric bloggers who wouldn't otherwise be invited to a Verizon
press event also got invites.
Additional confirmation, this time from a more traditional
outlet, came from the Wall
Street Journal. The publication says that its sources confirm that the
iPhone 4 will be revealed at the Tuesday press conference.
And if that wasn't enough, John
Paczkowski of Digital Daily says that none other than Steve Jobs
himself will grace the stage during the announcement. We're sure he'll be in
his usual black mock turtleneck, jeans, and tennis shoes.